Awards & Winners

Harry Kroto

Date of Birth 07-October-1939
Place of Birth Wisbech
(United Kingdom, Fenland, England)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Sir Harold Kroto
Profession Scientist, Chemist, Professor
Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, is the English chemist who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the Florida State University, which he joined in 2004. Prior to that, he spent a large part of his career at the University of Sussex, where he now holds an emeritus professorship.

Awards by Harry Kroto

Check all the awards nominated and won by Harry Kroto.


Copley Medal
(in recognition of his seminal contributions to understanding the fundamental dynamics of carbon chain molecules, leading to the detection of these species (polyynes) in the interstellar medium by radioastronomy, and thence to the genesis of a new era in carbon science.)


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their discovery of fullerenes)